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El Mercurio (in Spanish)
Monday, December 26, 2016

The Lamont-operated R/V Marcus G. Langseth is in Chile with teams of scientists studying the region's offshore seismicity. El Mercurio wrote about the work as a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the Chilean coast. The article is in Spanish.

Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Researchers including Lamont's Paul Richards say a 2010 event previously thought to be a small nuclear test in North Korea was actually just a small earthquake – a finding that could have implications for monitoring the regime's nuclear tests.

International Business Times
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A new report by seismologists from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory concluded that the tremors were much more like that of an earthquake than an explosion.

Science Friday
Friday, December 16, 2016

What will it take to bring true equity to research labs? Science Friday talks with Lamont's Kuheli Dutt and others (segment begins at 17:40).

Friday, December 16, 2016

By tracking heat-induced chemical signatures, researchers can determine where an earthquake began and ended, using a method created by Lamont scientists Heather Savage and Pratigya Polissar.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A new climate change app created by scientists at Lamont uses interactive data maps to engage users and prompt the exploration of questions related to changing sea levels and climate vulnerability.

NBC News
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lamont Professor Peter Kelemen breaks down the process of oil formation.

BBC News
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lamont grad student Josh Maurer has used images taken by Cold War spy satellites to reveal dramatic environmental changes occurring in the Himalayas.

NPR All Things Considered
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Scientists issue their 2016 Arctic Report Card finding that the Arctic as a whole is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and it is getting progressively worse. The cause of the warming is in part due to feedback loops, as Lamont's Marco Tedesco explains.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Fifty years ago, scientists began to connect details of an idea with profound implications: Earth's ocean crust recycles itself on a global scale, and continents move across the face of the planet. Scientists from Lamont brought the key evidence together.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Since the discovery by Lamont's Göran Ekström and Meredith Nettles of glacial earthquakes caused by Greenland’s short-term ice movements, the flourishing field of cryoseismology has proved to be a powerful tool for studying a variety of glaciological phenomena, including crevasse formation, basal shear sources, iceberg calving, the rifting process in ice shelves, sea ice dynamics, precursory signs of unstable glaciers in real time, and beyond.

Scientific American
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Evidence buried in Greenland's bedrock shows the island's massive ice sheet melted nearly completely at least once in the last 2.6 million years. The findings from a study led by Lamont's Joerg Schaefer suggest that Greenland's ice may be less stable than previously believed.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A new study from Lamont's Joerg Schaefer published in the journal Nature undercuts key assumptions about Greenland's ice sheet, suggesting it may not be as stable as previously believed.

US News & World Report
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A new study led by Lamont's Joerg Schaefer indicates that the bedrock at the bottom of Greenland may not have been covered with ice for hundreds of thousands of years during the recent geological past. It's a finding that, if true, holds huge implications for coastal cities all around the world.

National Geographic
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

As the southern continent rapidly warms, some whale populations are booming—while others are suffering from lack of ice. National Geographic talks with Lamont's Doug Martinson.

Climate Central
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tornado outbreaks have become more extreme in recent decades, potentially related to climate change, but not for the expected reasons, according to a new study from Lamont's Chiara Lepore.

Space Daily
Friday, November 25, 2016

New research by an international team, including scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, shows that the present thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is part of a climatically forced trend that was triggered around the 1940s. Even when climate forcing weakened, ice-sheet retreat continued, the scientists found.

PBS NewsHour
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres across seven states since late October in the southern Appalachian Mountains, typically a wet region. NewsHour talked with Lamont's Park Williams, who said conditions at the epicenter of the drought rivaled conditions typically witnessed in the American West.

Arizona Star
Monday, November 21, 2016

Records show that “when there is fuel on the landscape and you dry it out, then fire is inevitable,” Lamont's Park Williams says. His recent research explores the role of rising global temperatures.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Volcanic crystals can act like clocks, telling researchers how soon a volcano erupted after its last pulse of magma. Lamont's Terry Plank talks with Science about "crystal clocks" and measuring the speed of rising magma.